Acorn Squash with Shallots & Grapes
At your next holiday dinner, dress up the table with tender squash loaded with flavorful grapes, shallots, and a touch of sage, a combination that will delight your guests and keep them talking about the meal for months to come.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 2small acorn squashcut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp fresh sagechopped
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp pepper
  • 1lb red grapes(approximately 40 grapes)
  • 2medium shallotspeeled and sliced crosswise into thin slices
  • Salt and pepperto taste
  1. Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil over each half of the acorn squash. Sprinkle the squash with the sage and the salt and pepper. Place about 10 grapes into each of the cavities in the squash, then sprinkle the grapes with the shallot slices.
  2. Position the Instant Pot steam rack in the Instant Pot inner pot and add 1 cupof water. Carefully place each of the squash halves onto the steam rack, with the cavity side up. It’s okay if the squash overlaps slightly to fit in the pot.
  3. Secure the lid, ensuring the valve is turned to the Sealing position. Press the Pressure Cook button and set the time to 4 minutes.
  4. When cooking is complete, let the pot sit undisturbed for 10 minutes, and then turn the valve to the Venting position. When the pressure has released, remove the lid and carefully lift the squash out of the pot, using tongs. Season the squash with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

If the squash halves are too big to fit side by side in one layer on the steam rack, carefully stand each of the squash halves at a 30-degree angle, and lean them against
the sides of the inner pot.